The signing ceremony took place at the French Foreign Ministry’s headquarters, abd was headed by Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca and the Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness Franck Riester.
Paris and Havana penned two notifications of approval of financing from the Countervalue Fund in Cuba’s agricultural and hydraulic resources sectors.
They also inked two agreements on the same fund in the field of health care in Cuba, and another two deals with the French Development Agency (AFD) in the agricultural sector.
The new instruments ratified the two countries’ will to boost their relations and France’s condition of being among Cuba’s top ten trading partners, despite the extraterritorial impact of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba and its intensification.
Earlier, Malmierca and Riester met here, before the 6th Bilateral Economic and Commercial Commission to review the progress of relations and plan new lines of work for next year.